Southern Trillium

Relaxing seclusion

Because we had worked for several of their neighbors, the owners approached us to re-design their back yard. With their children older, the need for a large open lawn was less important, and the desire now was to have a quiet place to retreat. The new design positioned a water feature and sitting area mid-way into the back yard. Careful …

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Unique Environmental Landscapes

Patio solves slope and shade

Terraced outdoor space for coffee and happy hours. The backyard was a complete oversight on the behalf of the builder. First, he installed Bermuda sod in a completely shaded backyard – destined to doom. Having worked with our firm previously, the homeowner already knew this would be a problem and contacted us upon the closing. She also knew if the …

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Floralis Garden Design

Fresh new landscape

Maximum use with minimum maintenance This project transformed an outdated and underutilized rear yard to a bright, new, fresh landscape beaming with appeal. The existing rear landscape offered a mix of grade changes, low walls, overgrown plant material, and bare landscape bed areas. Additionally, a central foundation in disrepair and small, chopped-up landscape spaces decreased the usability of the rear …

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Unique Environmental Landscapes

Unusable space transformed

Giving these homeowners a functional back yard. The homeowners contacted our firm and explained they never use their back yard. There was no flat space just the concrete patio under the deck and no landscaping, absolutely nothing pleasant about being in the yard. Our objective was to make this a place where the homeowners could enjoy entertaining, sipping a morning …

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Ed Castro Landscape

Hillside dilemma

Expanded patio and elevated terrace. This family was looking to create a larger, usable space for recreation and entertainment behind their home, but the steep hillside was a challenge. The slope, and resulting drainage issues, limited their ability to use the space. Our firm was hired to turn this formerly problematic and nondescript space into a luxurious and peaceful retreat. …

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Bennett Design & Landscape

Taming the slope

Gaining entertainment space. The homeowner requested a formal back yard with a pool and areas for entertaining. The property was sloped approximately 5.5′ from the upper back yard to the lower back yard so we began by creating terraced areas that would serve as large landings for lounging and a progression through the garden for access from the back screened …

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Unique Environmental Landscapes

Unusuable space made usable

Making room for recreation and entertainment. The homeowner asked us to collaborate with the builder to provide a master plan for the backyard area. Pool, sports court, and cabana were some of the many elements the homeowner wanted to incorporate into this backyard space. One real concern expressed by the homeowner was to maximize what appeared to be a lot of …

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Plants Creative Landscapes

Outdoor spaces that flow

Multiple outdoor rooms that work together. The homeowner wanted to create multiple outdoor individually themed rooms that connected with seamless sightlines. The goal was an outdoor experience used for entertainment. The main “living” area is a bluestone patio connected directly to the home. Prior to the project, the fireplace was functional on the interior of the home only. The patio …

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Southern Trillium, LLC

Minimal maintenance, water smart

Private garden tailored to homeowners’ life. The new homeowners’ main objective was to transform the small lot into a private garden that they could enjoy with minimal maintenance, as they planned to do almost all of the maintenance themselves. They wanted a small sitting area in the front yard to relax and see neighbors as they walked along the street. …

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Unique Environmental Landscapes

Wide appeal in narrow space

Maximum outdoor living. This small in-town yard (a little over 2000 sq. ft.) did nothing for the homeowner as far as usability and entertainment. There was a very small concrete back patio beneath the deck and the rest of the yard sloped away or uphill, making it unusable. The back yard and side yard are very narrow, with about 14 feet from the …

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